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Rio Backpackers

Travessa Santa Leocadia 38, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21640-280, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Ranked #149 of 210 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a few nights. Very close to beach, shops and restaurants. Unfortunately it was very quiet when we stayed here, we don't know whether we were 'out of season' or something, but we would've preferred a party hostel. We did have a night out with some of the staff members, which was really fun. The staff were... More

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Oslo, Norway
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

First of all, we booked the hostel a year in advance due to us staying in Rio during the world cup. Before we arrived Rio we checked tripadvisor to look for any roomtips and other nice to know. The first review we read was the one regarding a "missing" reservation, so to be sure we sent a mail to her... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We booked the hostel nine months in advance through Hostelbookers - and got the confirmation straight away, but two weeks before our trip, checking about airport transfer to the hostel we found out that our booking never existed with Rio Backpackers... So instead of having a private double, we had a shared 6-bed dorm with no locked door and people... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here or 5 nights in August. Unfortunately we left biking a place to stay in Rio until the last minute which I wouldn't recommend and as most people know it is quite an expensive place so our options were limited and we wanted to stay in Copacabana or Ipanema. Rio backpackers is in a good location in Copacabana,... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Nice street, close to Copacabana and supermarkets, bars and restaurants. Rooms with airco are okay, the others very poor. Worst thing is the staff at the front desk. They wouldn´t help us with anything. Sent us to a laundry service that took four days. Pointed us to main street where lots of agencies forbus tickets should be. We had to... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stayed in a private double. The room was tiny but fine and had its own en suite. We loved the building and location. It was very close to everything in Copacabana and on a quite side street. The staff were friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the free Caipirinha. We just looked at the other reviews on the site... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Rio Backpackers location is a quiet street only a few blocks from the beach. However you may never actually make it into the hostel as the stairs you climb on the street outside are old broken and dangerous. The building is old and furniture is broken and most lights and power points don't work. A couple of the staff were... More

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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The location is good and the staff friendly but the room was damp and next to the reception so very noisy. Everytime someone rings to enter it wakes you up. The hole place is not very clean and far too expensive for the price you pay.

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São Paulo, Brasil
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Believe nothing that the site says, especially the breakfast (which is quite disgusting: limp bread, coffee seems "gracha" with flies and nope all you can eat). To get there, even with only a small backpack, a rise has nothing nice. Although it has some good restaurants and places nearby. But to give you an idea, when we returned to the... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Although the location is good - close to the beach - there were a number of disappointments with the stay. The double room seemed more like a storage area - small, very warm and mouldy. The staff was not helpful (with the exception of one lady who prepares the breakfast) at all. Staff was smoking during working hours and the... More

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Address: Travessa Santa Leocadia 38, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21640-280, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
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